Microstructures and mechanical properties of Nickel superalloy
Multi-laser additive manufacturing (AM) is reducing the cost of AM components, making more applications viable for series production. By adopting flexible build strategies in which several lasers work together, they enable faster build rates than single-laser machines. But it is vital that higher productivity is accompanied by high and consistent quality, so that AM components are suitable for long operating lives in demanding applications. Process parameter development must therefore balance material properties with productivity and adaptability to meets these various needs.
About the author
Marc Saunders, Director of AM Applications
Marc Saunders has over 25 years' experience in high tech manufacturing. In previous positions at Renishaw, he played a key role in developing the company award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform, and has also delivered turnkey metrology solutions to customers in the aerospace sector.
Marc manages Renishaw's global network of Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centres, enabling customers who are considering deploying AM as a production process to gain hands-on experience with the technology before committing to a new facility.